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Civil War Park

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  1. Historic Markers
  2. Interpretive Signage
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Walking Track/Trails

Opened in April 2013, the Stafford Civil War Park is the site of 1863 winter encampments and fortifications of the Union Army’s 11th Corps, 1st and 3rd Divisions, following the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg. Many of the soldiers referred to the site and that winter, then and afterwards, as their “Valley Forge.” Over 3,500 soldiers died throughout Stafford County during that winter. Situated on 41 acres, park visitors can see and learn about Civil War era battery and winter hut site remains, a corduroy road, a late 18th and early 19th century sandstone quarry, and remnants of the 1660s Potomac Church Road bed.

Park Hours:
Mid-March through October 31: Monday-Sunday 8am-8pm
November 1 through Mid-March: Monday-Sunday 8am-5:30pm


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